Add the Perfect Accent to Your Crochet
We see a crochet pattern and fall in love. Then there is the excitement of finding the perfect yarn in the perfect color and starting the pattern, watching the shape, texture, and design unfold. And finally the exhilaration of wearing the finished garment or accessory for the first time.
I want something with the perfect feel and color just as I want my crochet garments to have the perfect fit and color. So I decieded to apply the same solution-make them myself.
For the beginning jewelry artist, I would highly suggest Stringing magazine. They have a great selection of easy projects to make and inspire. I sat down with the Winter 2012 issue and picked out a few of my favorite jewelry projects and the crochet projects that I might pair them with.
The Red Rocks Wrap (at left) by Tracie Barrett is a gorgeous Tunisian crochet wrap. This simple pattern is very geometric in both the garment shape and the texture o the Tunisian simple stitch patter, so I would love to pair it with jewelry that also explores geometric shaping. It is the use of circles, squares, and triangles as well as the faint pink cast of the medal that made me fall in love with Erin Strother's eye-catching earrings and Triangulation necklace.
The Saturn Sweater by Linda Permann (at right) is at the top of my crochet queue, and I love the rust and blue autumnal colors. And it is those colors that I would play with in my jewelry. These simple, earthy earrings by Katherin McKinney-Williams are perfect! I would probably also wear Sandra Marie Miller's gorgeous Honeycomb Medley necklace. But stunning pendant of Darcy Alice's Stone Age Raindrops would be gorgous as well.
Even crocheted accessories deserve the perfect pit of sparkle. The elegance of the Galaxy Wrap by Susan Jeffers (at left) would be set of beautifully by Arlene Kauffman's Salome neclace or Jean A. Wells' stunning bracelet.
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P.S. Do you make your own jewelry?